This is something for connoisseurs or for entertaining important guests. Our investment wine cellar offers rare limited edition wines, bottled under special arrangement for The Butcher Shop and not available anywhere else in the country.
There is also our Best Cellar List, a summary of fine wines selected by Alan Pick at the famed Cape Winemakers’ Guild Auction (where The Butcher Shop & Grill has been the single biggest buyer of wines for the past 12 years…) Feel free to request our sommelier’s expert assistance with wine investment.
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60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 10% Merlot.
Tasting note: This wine has prominent Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics, of sandalwood, leather and tobacco aromas. These are supported by hints of spice from the Shiraz and a strong blackberry core. Full, juicy red fruits and floral aromas complete the bouquet. It has a full palate weight with tannins that are showing good integration and length. The initial mineral impression is followed by juicy plum and black cherry flavours and concludes with a smoky coffee aftertaste. A wine with a rich oak component that will benefit from further maturation, reaching its peak after 8-10 years
34% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot.
Tasting note: Still quite closed and very youthful, but showing density and hidden complexity. Fine, firm tannins with integrated fruit lingering on the palate with a long finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Tasting note: An elegant wine showing citrus, orange blossom and limes; following on to a fresh, tight palate with fantastic aging potential.
Tasting note: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced oak integrates superbly with the tropical fruit finish.
Tasting note: The Viognier shows a pale straw colour with orange blossom, peach and spicy flavours. The palate is full bodied with integrated oak flavours and a mineral finish.
Tasting note: Made as a "vin de terroir", this wine reflects both the ancient soils and the heavily moderating maritime influenced mesoclimate in which the vines grow and the fruit ripens. The result is a wine that reflects its New World provenance yet is Old World in stylistic leaning. Signatured by minerality, it effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense on the nose and the palate. Classy and complex.
Tasting notes: Tropical fruit with herbaceous tones on the nose follow to a richly textured palate with fantastic length. A great food partner that will develop beautifully over the next few years.
available in 375ml bottle
28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 22% Pinotage, 22% Shiraz.
Tasting note: A full bodied Cape Blend with an intense claret colour. A complex wine with loads of blackberry and dark fruit flavours in balance with oak. This wine has a good structure with a long aftertaste and the potential to age well in the bottle.
61% Shiraz, 39% Grenache. 750ml. Wine of Origin:
Jonkershoek-Valley / Piekeuierskloof.
Tasting note: Deep in colour, this youthful elemental wine shows wonderful overlapping of aromas and flavours. Although oak is obvious on the nose, ripe sweet fruit is finely poised. Rich, ripe, generous soft mid-palate with a juicy impression is supported by layered complexity. Well defined fine-grained tannins will allow for continued evolving in the cellar over time.
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc.
Tasting note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak.
Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent fmish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.
92% Shiraz, 8% Viognier
Tasting note: The Shiraz (92%) / Viognier (8%) blend has a bright red colour with prominent red berry and plum flavours with violets and spice undertones. The palate is full bodied, showing structured elegant tannins.
14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 86% Shiraz.
Tasting note: Dark fruit and spice dominate the nose. A rich entry of plums, dark cherries and cloves gives the palate good weight. The wine opens up to offer dark chocolate and liquorice, counterbalanced by a good wooding and fine tannins.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting note: Vibrant, fresh ripe cherry fruitiness integrates well with a classic spiciness. The full, rich and classy palate is supported by firm yet fine tannin structure and a long finish.
Tasting note: Spicy notes with elegant violet and fynbos aromas. Ground pepper is evident on the palate with a complex texture and depth, bound together by focused tannins.